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Flash Notes is the perfect way to help individuals learn to read music notes quickly. Choose if you would like to practice notes from the alto clef, bass clef, tenor clef, treble clef, or any combination of the four. Tapping on each note reveals the note name (in scientific and Helmholtz notation) and will indicate if it is natural, flat, or sharp. The corresponding piano sound plays so that you can start associating each note with its position on the piano. The piano key for the note is also visually displayed. A simple but effective application that will get you sight reading traditional music notes in no time.

A preferences menu allows you to narrow down which notes you would like to concentrate on by adding or removing notes on ledger lines and selecting the desired clefs. You can turn sharps/flats on and off, indicate if you would like to see the piano keys associated with the note, and turn the piano sounds on or off.

Flash Notes contains 86 different notes that correspond to 276 possible different note images. Each note has been painstakingly generated from an actual piano to help you associate each note with it’s correct octave.

What's New

Version 3.0.7

Only shows ledger lines when they are needed

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5

42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Very Efficient Tool


This application is about as concise as you can get with all of the features packed into it. These guys did a nice job of cramming as much information about the notes into as small a space as possible. I noticed that many of the features (such as sound and showing notes on the piano) requested by customers have been implemented. Always nice to see a company that listens to their users.

Great app, almost perfect


I love this app and would definitely reccomend it to anyone who is trying to improve their sight reading abilities. I just got the new update with the sounds and the app just got better. Now I'm sight reading and ear training, all for $.99 cents.

The only issue I have with the app is that it is not motivating in any way. Maybe add a scoring system so that people can have something to improve on. Add a history or a graph of their progress to show that the hard work and time using your app is paying off.

Lastly, add a function/option that automatically resets new cards once you are done with the ones on screen. I know it's not a big consumption of energy to reach up and hit the old reset button but let's get that automatic.

Great app guys.

Works well for what it is


As others have mentioned the cards are small, but they are still quite readable. I have about 4 music reading programs on my iphone and I find that I am using this one as much and/or more than the others, since it loads quickly and allows me to do a quick review from time to time. Its well worth the price, and highly recommended.


Data Spire LLC
9.3 MB
Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2008 Data Spire LLC


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